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About UPES

Established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand, UPES is a UGC-recognized and NAAC-accredited University. UPES is globally recognized by QS Ratings with 5 Stars for both employability (placements) and campus facilities and 4 Stars for teaching. UPES offers industry-aligned and specialized graduate and postgraduate courses through its eight schools: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Smart Agriculture and School of Modern Media.

Why Study at UPES

150+ specializations focused and industry aligned undergraduate and postgraduate programs

Placements – 94%* Overall Placements of batch passing out in 2019

*Placements statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements

Industry Alliances – Courses co-developed and co-delivered by IBM, Xebia, Cisco, Tata Power, L&T and many more

Alumni Advantage

  • Placements support of 5 years after graduation
  • Incubation, funding and workspace support
  • 35% scholarships for post-graduation at academic partner institutes abroad

Learning +

  • AI and ML Experience
  • Design Thinking powered by IBM
  • Free access to 3800+ global courses from Coursera

Placements –

  • 13400+ Placements
  • 94%* Overall Placements of batch passing out in 2019
  • 3400+ recruiters
  • 60% repeat recruiters

*Placements statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements

Help Topics

How is UPES sponsored ?

UPES is sponsored by Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS) which is registered under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860” (Registration No. S-41894 of 2002). HERS is a not-for-profit society promoted by a group of prominent professionals from the Industry.

How has the University been created? Does it belong to the Uttarakhand State Govt./MoPNG/Oil Companies?

UPES has been created under an Act of Uttarakhand State Legislature notified vide Government of Uttarakhand Notification No. 830/Higher Education/2003-3(18)/2003 dated September 1, 2003. However, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the Visitor of the University and the Principal Secretary, Higher Education; Govt. of Uttarakhand is the “Representative” of the State Government on various Boards of the university.

Is the University approved by UGC? What is the significance of Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956? Are UPES courses recognized?

Any University established in India has to be in accordance with Section 2(f) of the UGC Act which defines that:

Has UPES been approved by AICTE? Is there any such requirement?

Under the AICTE Act and its subsequent Regulations, Universities established under a State or Central Act in accordance with Section 2(f) and 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, do not require AICTE approval. However, the Universities are only required to maintain AICTE norms and standards and require no prior approval of AICTE for starting Technical & Professional courses.

This has also been clarified by the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Bharathidasan University v/s AICTE wherein the Court had ruled that:

“it is not mandatory for a University, created under an Act, to seek & secure prior approval of the AICTE to start a department for imparting a course or program in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the University itself to conduct technical courses of its choice & selection. The Bench also said that the definition of technical institution excludes from its purview a university, and when by definition a university is excluded from a technical institution, to interpret that such a clause or such an expression, wherever the expression technical institution occurs, will include a university will be reading into the Act what is not provided therein”

Is the University receiving financial assistance from any other sources?

UPES is a self funded University and does not receive any grant or financial assistance from the Uttarakhand State Government. The University is also not entitled to receive any financial assistance or grants from UGC or any other source funded by the Government of India.

Will the degree awarded by UPES carry emblem of UGC or any other body?

The degrees awarded by the University do not bear the emblem of either UGC or any other body.

How is placements at UPES? Does a public sector company insist on AICTE approval?

The University has excellent placement track. The campus placements since inception have 90%. For details, please visit each of the School pages for more information on our Placement records.

Universities do not require AICTE approval for starting technical courses. Generally, the Industry goes by the reputation and credibility of UPES while making campus recruitment.

Placements are done only through campus? Do these companies follow their normal recruitment process or have a specially designed format for UPES?

Yes, placements are done through campus recruitment. The recruiting companies for campus placements follow their standard selection procedures.

Do I Require a Laptop?

Keeping in view the rapidly changing nature and pace of technology, and more importantly, of student preferences for a smart device, the University has decided to adopt a CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) paradigm.

As part of this initiative, the following guidelines apply:

a)It is mandatory for each incoming student to be equipped with a tablet or laptop conforming to the minimum specifications outlined below.

b)The device should have legal operating system (OS) software pre-installed as specified below. Proof of ownership of the OS should be with the student and producible on demand throughout the duration of the enrolled program or while the student is present on campus – whichever is earlier. Additionally the same should be submitted by the student at the time of registration.

c)The device should be capable of connecting to an external display device through a normal VGA port for the purposes of showing presentations etc.

d)The device should be capable of connecting to a Wi-fi network and doing Windows Active Directory domain authentication of the user.

e)The device should have capabilities of entering proxy server settings for the browser.

f)The device should have an external keyboard and be able to connect to a remote server using the RDP protocol.

g)The device manufacturer should have at least one authorized service centre or availability of requisite hardware service and support in Dehradun. The student is advised to confirm this before buying to avoid loss of study hours in the event of device malfunction.

h)A student will be responsible for taking care of his/her machine including raising tickets for warranty/AMC support; adequate insurance coverage; and be responsible for its upkeep and maintenance as well as ensuring legal compliance of the system in line with OEM/ISV licensing policies throughout the duration of the program. If there is loss/damage to the device, it will be the responsibility of the student to ensure timely rectification through the authorized service centre in Dehradun. Additionally relevant paperwork for filing an insurance claim will be the responsibility of the student.

Recommended minimum configuration/specification for laptops:

Processor : Intel Core i3 / equivalent AMD processor or higher

Memory : 4 GB or higher

Screen size : 14” or higher

Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; 10/100 Ethernet; Bluetooth

Ports : USB 2.0; USB 3.0; VGA; HDMI

Hard Disk : 350 GB or higher

Operating System : Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Professional Edition [Mandatory] or Mac OS (Latest version.) Proof of ownership mandatory.

Office Productivity : Productivity suite capable of creating and editing Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. (Microsoft Office Student Edition recommended)

Recommended minimum configuration for tablets:

Operating system : iOS/Android

Screen size : 9” or higher

Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; Bluetooth

Storage : 32 GB or higher

Interfaces : Ability to connect USB drives; Ability to connect to external projection device through VGA port

Keyboard : External (wired or wireless)

Applications : Office Productivity suite with capability to create and edit Microsoft office document formats such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


a)A charge of Rs. 5,000/- (rupees five thousand only) will be payable towards provisioning of appropriate software, internet access charges and IT application support services to the student.

b)The University will install a managed antivirus on each laptop/device (as applicable) entering the University network. This is for optimizing bandwidth used during virus definition updates and to ensure the device does not become a security threat affecting other users on the network. This installation is mandatory and the device will not be allowed on to the network without this.

c)The University maintains appropriate access control systems that will prevent a student machine to connect to the University network should the machine not be in compliance with acceptable policies – specifically: The machine should have a legal, appropriately patched operating system, and a legal antivirus updated with the latest definitions and patches.

d)The device should be used in conformance to the Acceptable IT use policy of the University.

e)Microsoft Windows Home Basic/Premium editions will not be acceptable as these do not support connecting to a Windows Domain. The minimum level of operating system should be Windows Professional.

f)While the University will take all reasonable steps to ensure adequate application and OS support for the device, the University will not be liable for any loss of academic hours due to hardware malfunctioning / improper functioning due to incorrect specification of the device.

What admission requirements should applicants meet and how are they shortlisted for the Law test and interview?

Applicants should have overall minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th), UPES will conduct UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview. One can also apply on the basis of CLAT Score / LSAT Percentile or Board Merit. Refer Information bulletin (on Apply Now Tab) for more details.

Where are the forms available?

Is it the same page for international students also

You can apply Online at

How many exam centers are there for UPESEAT?

UPES conducts exams in 100 exam centers

What is the eligibility for applying for UPES B.Tech programs?

For BTech Programs


Minimum 50% marks in 10th & 12th

Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in 10th & 12th

UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Centralized Counseling

NON EXAM PATHWAY: Centralized Counseling through JEE Main Merit

JEE Main Scores: Minimum 50% marks in 10th & 12th minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

For B. Tech. LLB(Hons.) PROGRAMS

EXAM PATHWAY: UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Centralized Counseling through UPESEAT Merit rank


Centralized Counseling through UPES Board Merit rank

Centralized Counseling through UPES JEE Main Merit rank

CLAT Merit / L-SAT India Merit - Through UPES CLAT / LSAT Merit Ranking


Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)

Check Individual Programs for program specific criteria

What is the date of examination (UPESEAT)?

UPESEAT Online exams will be conducted on May 13 - 19, 2019. The last date to apply is May 08, 2019.

What is the syllabus of UPESEAT?

The syllabus would be same as that of JEE mains.

What is the pattern of UPESEAT?

50 questions each for PCM

30 questions – English comprehension

20 questions in general awareness

From when will the UPESEAT admit cards be available for download?

Admit cards will be available for download from 30th April onwards from UPES website.

What are the things required in Portfolio Presentation round for B.Des & M.Des ?

I believe, eligibility and admissions criteria already Dikshant has in microsites created from international students

For B.Des

The Portfolio requirements during interview are given below:

·Bring your hand drawn sketches / rendering using simple Pencils, color markers / pencils or any other media such as charcoal, natural dyes etc. – These could be of any everyday object, nature, symbolic or experimental ones,

·Photography: you can showcase your photography skills and present pictures / images clicked by you OR In case you have done any experimentation on Digital media – Drawing, sketching, and rendering using digital media, tools and techniques (2 dimensional, 3 dimensional),

·Bring any Physical Model / Prototype - i.e. something made out of Clay, Plastic, Wood, Card Board etc.

·Apart from the above, you can also bring in anything on which you had done some experiment to express / taste your creative skills,

·Certificates of Competitions / any special mention – for example class competitions etc. (if any)

For M.Des

The Portfolio requirements during interview are given below:

·Drawing, sketching and rendering by hand using a variety of techniques and media including color markers and color pencils (10-15 pages)

·Creative expression – both 2D & 3D

·Ability to appreciate ‘Details’

·Understanding of material – material behavior, characteristics

·Portfolio review & Interview

What is Infrastructure and Hostel facilities, within campus or outside, and who controls it ?

Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on – campus accommodation (on first come first serve basis) separately for boys and girls on triple sharing basis. Apart from this there are good number of private hostels and paying guest accommodations suitable for students near to campus. UPES does not have any direct or indirect tie up whatsoever with the Private hostels and does not undertake any responsibility in this regard. Parents are advised to verify the data independently before finalizing any arrangement with the concerned hostel and also sign a written contract with the hostel owners. Parents are also advised against making advance payments without verifying the facilities themselves as also, they should insist up on a written contract with the hostel owner, which should clearly state the payment modalities for early withdrawal as also, arrangements during summer school if applicable.

Where can we get the faculty details for different schools in UPES?

You can View the details of our Faculty school/department wise here:

Where is the Campus? Any campus apart from Dehradun?

UPES is situated in Dehradun (Uttarakhand). It has only 2 campuses in Dehradun. UPES Bidholi campus, known as Energy Acres, having programs offered under School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design and School of Health Sciences. UPES Kandoli campus, known as Knowledge Acres having programs offered under School of Law and School of Business.

Will I get a bank loan to pursue my education at UPES? Is UPES has any tie-up with nationalized / private bank?

For the convenience and benefit of the prospective students of UPES, a formal tie-up is in place with India leading nationalized bank, State Bank of India & Oriental Bank of Commerce. The student can cover all his/her expenses e.g. Course Fee, Hostel etc., while applying for loan.

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